Friday, October 21, 2016

Jesus Christ Superstar Canceled in Russia After Religious Outcry by Adam Hetrick

The single performance was supposed to take place November 1 in Omsk.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

How we made: The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Interviews By Kate Abbott

Writer and actor Richard O'Brien and composer Richard Hartley remember how three weeks at the Royal Court turned into a gender-bending 20th Century Fox extravaganzaI'd been in Jesus Christ S…

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Stage preview: PMT opens 25th year with 'Jekyll & Hyde' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jennifer Lybarger has been a part of Pittsburgh Musical Theater for all but the first of its 25 years. Back when it was Gargaro Productions and she was a junior at Montour High School, she a…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jesus Christ no superstar to Russian Christians by Associated Press In Moscow

The Lloyd-Webber musical was due to open next month in Omsk until a local conservative organisation complained it mocked religionA theatre in one of Russia’s largest cities has cancelled a…

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Russian city cancels ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ after protest by Associated Press

A theater in one of Russia’s largest cities has cancelled a planned performance of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” following protests by an organization of conservative Orthodox C…

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BWW Interview: Star Ben Forster On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary by Marianka Swain

Ben Forster became a household name when he won Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar TV competition and went on to lead the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End work includes Evi…

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Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas Begins Performances as the Last Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

New vlogger Mark Ballas is the big man in town! The Dancing with the Stars vet will be the final actor to take on the iconic role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys …

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL by Marianka Swain

Choreographer Drew McOnie's recent work includes Jekyll amp Hyde at the Old Vic, Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith, and In the Heigh…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Too Good to Be True: New Jersey Boys Frontman Mark Ballas Is's Next Vlogger by Ryan McPhee

Soon, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of this vlog. Jersey Boys' newest star Mark Ballas is's next video blogger. Grab your red blazer and some comfortable…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

FROM DOWN UNDER: Jesus Christ Superstar by Simon Parris

On par with the conceptual update of an opera, director Shaun Kingma has brought a unique vision to Jesus Christ Superstar, allowing the familiar work to be seen in a fresh and compelling li…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Upcoming Auditions for On Your Feet, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame and More! by Playbill Staff

Here’s a selection of upcoming auditions in the New York area and around the country.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

BWW Interviews: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House by Bryan-Keyth Wilson

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now …

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

School Of Rock West End Cast And Creative Announced

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom …

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Kevin Kern and Christine Dwyer to Think Happy Thoughts in FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour; Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar on tour this fall, began rehearsals under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. The cast is led by Kevin K…

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Believe! Kevin Kern, Christine Dwyer & Tom Hewitt Will Lead the National Tour of Finding Neverland by Ryan Gilbert

Raise your voice in cheer! Broadway favorites Kevin Kern, Christine Dwyer and Tony nominee Tom Hewitt will star as J.M. Barrie, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Charles Froman/Captain Hook, respec…

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Starting Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Casa Maana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, tonight, September 10, through September 18. Tickets are on sale now.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • New Line Theatre by Andrea

New Line Theatre closed its 25th anniversary season with an unlikely choice. It was an intimate, one-act, one-person musical about a British girl, Emma, living in the States and steering her…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jersey Boys Sets Closing Date on Broadway; Mark Ballas to Join Final Cast by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Big guys don't cry. It's the end of an era: Jersey Boys will shutter on Broadway on January 15, 2017. The musical began performances on October 4, 2005 and officially opened on Novem…

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN – Union Theatre by Matt Merritt

The 70s were a hotbed for edgy takes on musical theatre so it’s remarkable that some of the shows that have lingered with us the longest share a common source – the Bible. From the Lloyd…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Theatre Podcast: Jesus Christ Superstar, Yerma, Faith Healer by As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast

This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber musical revival Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre, Yerma starring Billie Piper at the Young Vic and the Donmar'…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spotlight On...Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy by Michael Block

Name:  Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. MurphyHometown: MARK: Manhattan, New York CityALISON: Cape May Court House, NJEducation:  MARK: B.A. Vassar College, Theater majorALISON: B.A.…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan to Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by BroadwayWorld

Casa Maana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, September 10-18. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier by Theater People Podcast

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He wa…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Best Shows on London Stage: Harry Potter, Jesus Christ, Billie Piper, Groundhogs by Mark Beech

It’s summer in the city, and the British capital currently has an impressive number of fine shows running – from Harry Potter to Jesus Christ; or from Billie Piper in a raunchy drama to …

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Brantley in Britain: Summertime, and the Revivals in London are Breezy by Ben Brantley

Productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Threepenny Opera,” “Show Boat” and “Guys and Dolls” are fun and fresh diversions.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hotcha! Lana Gordon to Take Over as Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway by

Lana Gordon can't do it alone! The Broadway alum will begin performances as Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago on August 15. She steps in for Amra-Faye Wright in the role at the Ambas…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Five of the best... theatre shows this week by Lyn Gardner

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. | Measure For Measure | Jesus Christ Superstar | Dancer | Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildBeginning life at the RSC’s Midsummer Mischief festival in 2014 a…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Spotlight On...Christian Lee Branch, Adam Mace, and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj by Michael Block

Name: Christian Lee Branch, Adam Mace, and Rajendra Ramoon MaharajHometown:CB: Brooklyn, NYAM: Brooklyn, NYRM: Dix Hills, LI, NYEducation:CB: BA Communication Studies - St. Joseph’s Colleg…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

My musicals diary: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Go-Between, The Fix by Terri Paddock

July was a big month for Q&As for me so I’ve been a little pre-occupied by follow-up blogs on those. But in addition to musicals I’ve hosted events at – I’m Getti…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

We Want Tommy: Tony Nominee Tom Hewitt Returns to Broadway's Chicago by Ryan McPhee

A familiar face is stepping back into the Broadway courtroom. Tom Hewitt returns to Chicago on August 1 as the silver-tongued Billy Flynn. The Tony nominee takes over for Jane the Virgin sta…

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